Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to hospitals is a major consideration in determining the best senior community for you or your loved one. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Scottsdale which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Scottsdale include Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center, Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, and Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a big influence when selecting which community is the best fit for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Scottsdale is around 17.7% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Scottsdale costs around $433,248 and the median price for rent is about $1,473 per month a month. When it comes to resources, Scottsdale has a grocery index rating of 95.5 and a cost-of-living index of around 148.7. These index scores are founded on a spectrum where 100 is considered the average score and any amount over 100 is considered more expensive than the national average.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
For many, weather and climate are the most important factor in choosing a community. On average, Scottsdale has a humidity level of about 20%. Humidity levels reach their peak in the month of January at approximately 32%. Monthly, Scottsdale measures approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in August with an average of 1 inches in a month. For snowfall, Scottsdale receives an average of 0.00 inches of snow. Scottsdale has a hot semi-arid type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Scottsdale is around 92.6. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index rating reaches its highest in the month of December at about 160.0. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated unhealthy. This means that all persons, especially those with a respiratory disease should limit all outdoor exertion and exposure. During the summer months, the temperature in Scottsdale is around 95F. The low summer temperature drops to about 79F in June. The summer high temperature is at around 108F during the month of July. In wintertime, the temperature sinks to approximately 58F. The highest winter temperature will rise to about 74F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 45 F in the month of January.
Demographics and Values
During the previous presidential election, 47.7% voted Republican, 7.5% voted for a third party candidate, and 44.8% voted Democrat in Maricopa county. Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Scottsdale is 47 years old. In Scottsdale, 36.3% of the population are over the age of 55, 14.5% are over the age of 60, 10.1% are over the age of 70, and 5.7% are over the age of 80. In Scottsdale, 8.4% of the citizens are veterans. Scottsdale is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Scottsdale has 1.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 21.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Scottsdale is 10.3% Hispanic, 88.4% white, 2.3% mixed race, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% black, 2.3% other or not specified, and 4.3% Asian. Scottsdale has a population density of 524 people per square mile. The total population of Scottsdale consists of 249,950 people. The current population of Scottsdale is growing at a rate of 0.015%. Of the population of Scottsdale 56.2% have a college degree, 12.5% have a high-school diploma, and 21.8% have a graduate degree. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Scottsdale 14.2% practice Catholicism, 7.8% practice another Christian faith, and 6.5% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Scottsdale, 60.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Scottsdale, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In Scottsdale, 8.9% live in poverty, 6.1% do not have health insurance, 6.1% are widowed, and 62.6% participate in the labor force.
An overview of Arizona
The natural beauty of Arizona is ranked 33rd in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Arizona ranks 23rd in healthcare and 34th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Arizona has a cost of living index of 97.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.9 and a housing index rating of 91.7. There are 96 general hospitals and 153 health centers that provide care for 7,296,554 Arizona residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arizona are Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 45% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Arizona, 30% of the population is over the age of 55.The median age in the state is 38. In terms of diversity, Arizona ranks 11th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Arizona, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,673 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-26%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Arizona there are 67 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Arizona drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Arizona is around 81F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 112F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 4.92 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arizona is around 1.04 inches. Arizona experiences an average humidity rating of about 39%.Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 61%. On average, Arizona has an air quality index rating of around 49.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 65.5 AQI. While residents of Arizona mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arizona can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Arizona
The state of Arizona has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of fir, ponderosa pine, oak, and desert flowers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the rattlesnakes, the white pelican, the black-tailed jackrabbit, or the cactus wren (the state bird).The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.